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through 7:00 at the coast mostly cloudy noon temperatures into the 60s. sunny spots during the afternoon hours and temperatures in the low to mid 60s. if you are heading around the bay today, starting off with mostly cloudy conditions, 50s, hazy by noon, low 60s to low 70s by 4:00, a lot of sun upper 60s to upper 70s inland the warmest weather today, starting off in the 40s and 50s, make it up to the 70s near 80 by noon upper 70s to upper 80s by 4:00. >>> if your takes you through 80 berkeley this is a live shot past golden gate fields towards the macarthur maze a little sluggish in company there, a lot of company, no major slow downs, as you head westbound. when you funnel into the bay bridge toll, metering lights off, minor delay for cash paying folks into san francisco. >>> new information on the breaking news we've been following overseas. just getting word from the pentagon it sending marine reinforcements to libya after deadly attacks there. the man who made the online movie that sparked that violence in libya and egypt is a 56-year-old israeli filmmaker based in california. he has
with a release plan if ordered to do so the ruling upheld by the u.s. supreme court orders california to reduce prison crowding to 137% of capacity by june of next year. corrections officials don't expect to meet that deadline advocates say the state could meet it by releasing inmates early for good behavior. >>> two hundred passengers hoping to leave sfo and head to australia after their flight was cancelled two nights in a row. united airlines flight 863 was scheduled to leave sunday night, passengers were told it was delayed to monday night. last night the flight was again delayed until 9 a.m. this morning. one angry passenger abc7 news that everyone was given hotel and breakfast vouchers but the airline had already checked their luggage and wouldn't give it back. we are trying to reach united airlines for comment. >>> tuesday, i don't think it is quite full yet, but it is -- quite fall yet, but it is fall, it felt like it really is fall. >> just a few days way. >> couldn't wait i had to announce it early. >> great observation terry, we are losing the most amount of sunshine per day we lose
. >>> good morning. >>> the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others have been killed as protesters attacked u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> live from the newsroom with the latest developments. >>> right now the president is taking action ordering all necessary resources to support to carry and libya and u.s. diplomatic posts around the globe. u.s. ambassador christopher stevenson's at bay area ties born in northern california and group and piedmont earning his undergraduate degree in uc berkeley in 1982 and used with us cool in 1989 stevens is the first u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979 happening on the anniversary of 911 the so far no official word if there's any connection between the two events which do know gunman charged the consulate and set fire to the building and the protesters were angry over a film ridiculing as slum profit mohammed. it was produced by american named reportedly now hiding promoted by an egyptian born into a muslim advocate in the u.s. and excerpts were transmitted to arabic of coastal new to 3/8 trevelyan's earlier people protesting
with 50s through oakland, concord, santa rosa. and still 50s through livermore but it is going to warm up nicely. and 89 degrees in antioch 60s for half moon bay. with mostly low 80s 82 degrees in santa rosa. and 84 degrees expected for napa valley. your full forecast coming up. >> we start this morning with developing new san francisco police aren't investigating a homicide in the bay view district. it happened to near 1:30 a.m. near hilltop park. no word on any arrests. >> to the south bay in san jose one person is recovering after a car crashes into a house overnight. it slammed into an intersection at mayberry. and white road. one person was taken to hospital the house however sustained major damage. >> the city of oakland is striving to fight crime. with pastor, clergy. andd dal.. these are walking and speaking to people. pastors, activists want to cain trust with people out in the street. offering help to people associated with violence partnership with churches serious crime in the violence in the city. >> the response has been positive. we are in this place where there is a lot o
in the north bay valleys. 48 santa rosa. mile and quarter at half moon bay, everybody in the low to mid 50s until you get to antioch at 57°. in the around fog fades, cooler weather on the way. >>> right now let's get to that major problem with 680 partially closed in the mess san ton area. amy hollyfield is there -- >> reporter: the chp is still waiting on the corner to get here that is why they still have lanes closed, the body is still in the middle of the freeway. chp officers are still here talking to some of the drivers who were here at the time of the accident. they are doing their investigation, measuring out there. so, no word on when this is going to reopen. they say they got a call about 3:30 this morning of a pedestrian walking in the number three lane. then they got the call -- they called in at 3:40 and reported that all lanes were blocked. it does appear someone was in the middle of the freeway. they don't know why. and that person was hit by a car this is at the stone ridge drive exit. southbound 680, it is creating a nightmare for those who were driving down this freeway wh
they are going to be coolest at the coast and cooler than yesterday. also some 70 around the bay and 80s in the east bay valleys. >> kristen: young kids, saying poop. >> you got say it. >> kristen: good morning. 5:00, i'm kristen sze. >> eric: topping news. classes will go on schedule despite a frightening incident. >> a chase begin in vallejo ended in gunfire at fair oaks elementary. katie marzullo is live at the school to explain. >> reporter: when parents and students arrived. school is scheduled as normal. this is what they are going to find on their campus at the end of this road. this is the damage that is left behind and somewhere on the building behind that, a bullet hole. of course, this is where the story ends at fair oaks elementary school in pleasant hill and ended before 8:30 last night. vallejo police pursued two suspects to this location but it started in vallejo around 7:45. the driver did not stop and reached speeds of 80 miles an hour on highway 680 and then coming to a crashing stop right here and then gunfire. >> at when point the driver got out of car, made a gesture
in the arab world hitting home after an angry mob kills the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> today many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself. how could this happen in a country in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this reflects just how complicated and at times how confounding the world can be, but we must be clear-eyed even in our grief. this was an attack by a small and savage group. not the people or government of libya. >> tensions are also strained right now with one of america's closest allies. anti-american fury is now spreading. we're following all the angle from around the globe. ian lee is on the ground in cairo, eswript, and sarah is in jerusalem. so two u.s. missions in two different countries attacked on the same day. we're talking about the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. we want to take a closer look at the security information with someone who is actually experiencing this. nicolas burns has served in the foreign service for 27 years. he is also a former u.s. ambassador to nato. nick, thanks for
? >>> u.s. leaders in the american people were rocked by news of the conflict attack and the ambassador murdered what we're learning about it possible hidden motives. he was a tremendous man and is such a terrible loss. the ambassador is that a huge blow in the bay, many of his friends and colleagues are remembering his commitment to public service. there waves my witnesses are rooting for the robbers in an l.a. police chase. >>> good evening and danny came. embassadors to libya and bay area native christopher stephens killed in the country he was trying to say. stevens was among four u.s. and plans to die in an assault on u.s. consulate in benghazi and tonight u.s. warships are moving into position off the coast of libya and there is evidence the attack may have been an act of terrorism reporter elizabeth cook shows us how the attack went down and help political leaders are reacting tonight. can u.s. intelligence officials tell cbs news this was not an out of control demonstrations u.s. intelligence suspects the suspect that they took advantage of last month's demonstration against an
to warrenton and culpeper low 50s. a touch of fog as well. we're sitting at 63 going into the low 80s. it's 6:00 a.m. here comes monika. not nearly as good news. >>> unfortunately i don't. especially on the north side of town and on the beltway. look at all the red behind me and the accident on the outer loop of the beltway right here before georgia avenue. i'm stepping out to show what you it looks like from our sky 9. you see the equipment on the scene. crews there tell us there are at least two cars involved in the accident. you're squeezing by to the right to get by. this is again a live look from our sky 9. looks like it may be moving o. some good news here. you're watching it live. looks like some of the activity is still sitting right there on the right shoulder. beltway outer loop just reopened within the last few seconds. let's take a look at the beltway outer loop. this is what it looks like at route 29. that's going to be one long slow lineup. now over to virginia on the northbound side of 95. this is incident free close into springfield. delays forming leaving route 644. i'll be b
or government of libya. >> attack in libya after crowds stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo, the egyptian mobs believe that movie insults islam. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney criticized mr. ob yaum's response to anti-american protests throughout the muslim world. >> a terrible course for america to stand in in apology for our values that instead when our grounds are being attacked, and being breeched, that the first response of the united states must be outrage at the breech of the sovereignty of our nation. >> president obama announced he's ordered increased security at u.s. embassies and other missions around the world in the wake of this tragedy. >> the attack on the consulate is hitting many people here in the bay area hard. >> and as mentioned ambassador stevens twont high school, and college here. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador owe to libya. >> chris stevens made this video to introduce himself in liba. waits a long way away from the 1978 graduate of piedmont high. he was working on building relationships between academics in the u.s. and l
these acts. >> reporter: at the white eshou president obama vowed those responsible for killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other employees will be tracked down.wn >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.pe >> reporter: at the state department, the president met with staffers to express condolences. the second of state made a -- secretary of state made a point to separate the attackers from the libyan government.ve >> the friend ship from the countries -- between the countries will not be a contact subtle. >> reporter: stevens died during a grenade and nsgunfire attack while trying to evacuate the u.s. consulate. >> unfortunately, we had a regime, they only use -- agains the people. >> reporter: earlier, governor e mitt arromney's statementsst chastising the president's haunting of the region did, handling the region, calm the assassination of a u.s. official off limits for campaign attacks. >> this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous, disgusting. di >> reporter: the state
as mentioned. it is not too hot, not too cold. it is just right with temperatures falling back into the 50s. a little cool out there some some spots, a few 40s. but we should be back up near 80 later today. we're looking at quiet conditions. we still have a cold front north and west of chicago. that will be a player in our forecast later tomorrow as we get into the weekend. we worry about today and we look great. 63 in washington. 53 at dulles. bwi marshall, 55 degrees. how about 82 with sunshine later today. >> okay. i can take that. that is acceptable. >> we'll put the order in right now. >> thank you. >>> time now to say hello to julie wright and see what is happening on the roads. >> okay, on the roads right now, you will find lanes are open, no problems reported out to the west on 66. still an easy drive coming inbound from fair oaks. it looks like we are picking up the usual suspected headed out towards 123. no problems reported on the beltway. overnight construction has been cleared between annandale and merrifield. lanes are open on the top side of the beltway between college park a
>>> a bay area native who served at the u.s. ambassador to libya killed in a surprise attack, along with three other americans. more on ambassador chris stevens. a local vigil in his honor and his bay area roots. >> this is a depressing moment for such a great public servant. >> make no mistake, justice will be done. >> tomorrow, a funeral is set for a murdered chp officer, kenyon youngstrom, killed in the line of duty. and new information on the gun man who was shot dead by a second officer moments after he pulled the trigger on youngstrom. >> a bay area man killed in libya while serving as the u.s. ambassador to that nation. marine antiterrorism units have been dispatched to libya. and officials want to know if the attacks were triggered by a terrorist group. >> reporter: the attack happened during a night of anti-american protests in benghazi and cairo. crowds of people were angry after a youtube video made in the u.s. mocking the prophet, mohammed. a group of heavily-armed men took position outside the consulate. they set fire to the building. the ambassador, an aide, and two ma
the attack on the u.s. emery in libya and promises justice for the four americans -- four americans killed, including the ambassador who grew up in the east bay. >>> ambassador stevens and three others were killed when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. >> three other americans died in the att
possible, president barack obama condemns the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that claimed the life of a u.s. ambassador and three staffers. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. the u.s. ambassador killed in that attack has ties to our area. 52-year-old jay christopher stevens owns a home in chevy chase, maryland, and he served as the u.s. ambassador to libya. it is believed that a mob carried out the attack following the release of a film ridiculing islam's prophet muhammad. we get more information now from danielle nottingham. >> reporter: chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an americ
mostly in the lower 80s. southeast winds. 5:00 straight up, here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> we are in a good spot. all lanes are open on your major thoroughfares headed for the beltway. i don't really have any big complaints to tell you about. northbound i-95 things look good. dale city to woodbridge across the river here into springfield. we'll take a live look right now and show what you it looks like there coming up from route 644 to the beltway. again, just a bit of volume but no big delays right now, main and hov lanes. let's go back over to the maps this time to the other side of town. inbound dulles toll road. no delays coming in from sterling. same thing 066. we'll -- on 66. we'll go to the roosevelt bridge. 66 looks great heading into the downtown area. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:09. back to you, mike and andrea. >> thank you, monika. >>> president obama called the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to help protect american diplomats. this as some brand new protests were reported within the last hour outside the american embassy in yemen. >
the u.s. increasing security around the world >> more american facilities are now coming under attack >> today, protesters in he and then stormed the embassy and this attack is the latest in a wave of violence after an american made and how muslim movie. protesters chanted death to america and burned the american flag. they were able to breach the embassy by getting through the main gate but failed to make it inside the main compound. once they dispersed, security sealed off surrounding streets. yemen's president just apologize to president obama and ordered an investigation. live pictures from cairo this morning. clashes there became violent again 24 hours after protesters scaled the u.s. embassy walls. some demonstrators threw rocks and witnesses saw protesters carrying bombs. this morning the egyptian president says the egyptian people reject such " unlawful acts ". the white house has been working overnight to step up security at u.s. missions around the world. this after the ambassador and three other americans were killed. the impact of the violent protest is not escaping politi
. good evening. dick waves right now u.s. warships and submarines are on the moves libya. it comes one day after u.s. ambassador christopher stephens a bay area native and three members of his staff were killed. tonight there is evidence to suggest that the stop the attack on u.s. consulates may have been a terrorist attack not the mumbai islands originally suspected. a memorial was held a short time ago but first-reporter elizabeth cook shows us how the attack winds down in to the political fallout. dirichlet's u.s. intelligence officials tell cbs news this was not an out of control demonstration. but a carefully planned attack by a gang of thugs armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades. united states thinks a terrorist took advantage of the demonstration last night on the anniversary of an 11. >>> in burned out building is all the remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the of weight ambassador christopher stevens and another member in the main building when the attack was turned into a four hour gun battle began. the u.s. officials still do not know whether he was shot to d
attacked our people. >> as the u.s. mourns the death of it was a massacre to libya christopher stevens, demonstrators in yemen stormed the u.s. embassy there, protesting an american-made film than a credit me profit mohammed. we will go to yemen and egypt where protests have entered a third day. then to one of the world's leading islamic scholars, tariq ramadan on "islam and the arab awakening." >> if you look at the situation in tunisia and egypt, corruption, poverty, unemployment -- many people who were visiting egypt are dealing with the media saying, there is something not going right. the situation is very bad. we knew something could happen. >> as new census figures show 46,000 americans -- millions of americans are in poverty, we will speak with tavis smiley and cornel west. >> inequality, the top 1% got 93% of income in 2010. income. wealth. that is morally obscene. it is an ethical abomination. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. protests are spreading in the middle east over u.s. made film c
. >>> we begin this morning with breaking news from yemen. mass protests at the u.s. embassy in yemeni capital of sanaa. these right here these are live pictures of what's going on right now outside the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa. >> barbara, we understand you have been to that particular embassy. what can you tell us? >> those pictures are very familiar zoraida and christine. this embassy is located on a very busy, commercial street in the capital. what i can tell you this is one of the most secure embassies that the united states has. it looks like they are very close to that front gate situation. the yemeni forces control the street the outside perimeter of the embassy. there are checkpoints and anyone on that street who tries to approach the embassy is stopped well before they get there. this is a place that has seen many protests has seen attacks, seen attempted attacks. one of the most secure. but let's be very cautious here. we have seen the unrest at u.s. installations over the last few days. reports are the yemeni forces are trying to contro
and the pentagon has approved the movement of 50 u.s. marines which will be sent to libya as we speak to polster defenses in political consumption. official areti still investigatg who was behind the attack, which coincided with the 11th 11th anniversary of 9/11.9/ at first, it appeared to be an out of control demonstration by muslim protestors, over set over a movie -- upset over a move think they say mocks muhammed. but it might have been a cover. officials indicate islamic extremists used the crisis at the u.s. consulate to unleer a premeditated assault against the u.s. symbol on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemn inn the strong gels determs this outrageous and stroking attack. >> president obama con the attacks, and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we reject all efforts to ten great of beliefs of others, butu there is no justification toj this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state department to mourn with employees. secretary of state said the lynn indian government was not -- libyan government was not involved. >> a free an
increase for u.s. diplomats around the world after attackers kill the ambassador to libya and storm the embassy in the egyptian capital. >>> the mini turmoil takes center stage in the campaign. >>> existing evidence. with police in hot pursuit, suspected bang robbers toss cash from their vehicles and hundreds of people are there to scoop it up. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 13, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm terrell brown. another protest outside of the u.s. embassy in libya. egyptian riot police fired warning shots and tear gas to push protesters back. many chanted anti-u.s. slogans. president obama called the presidents of egypt and libya last night. the white house thanked the libyan president for keeping. the investigation is under way for the death of chris stevens, sean smith and two others during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. is investigating whether it's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. lots of going on.
area news at 7. u.s. officials say the pentagon is moving two warships to the libyan coast at this hour in response to an overnight rocket attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other american officials. the department of defense says two ships are being positioned as a precautionary measure. meantime, the white house is investigating whether the assault on the u.s. consulate was a planned terrorist strike to coincide with the 9/11 anniversaries. at least seven countries are warning of possible anti- american protests. ambassador stephens graduated from piedmont high in 1978 before becoming a student at berkeley. david levine says he taught law in san francisco. >> he was interested in international law. this was always his dream job. >> flowers and notes were delivered today to the home of stevens' parents. they will be flying to washington, d.c. tomorrow. >>> president obama is vowing that justice will be done in the aftermath of the deadly attack in benghazi. as emily reports, the events of the day triggered not only condemnation, but a political row. >> reporter:
stevens and three other americans died in that attack. u.s. officials now believe stevens' death was planned and not the result of actions by a spontaneous mob demonstrating against an online video that ridicules islam's profit muhammad. mike rogers tells cbs -- prophet muhammad. mike rogers tells cbs news it's mightily likely the attack was -- mighty likely the attack was fueled by elements of al-qaeda. >> reporter: a trashed building is all that remains after the attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >> the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. >> reporter: tuesday night a mob armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades stormed the building. it's being investigated whether groups with ties to al-qaeda planned the attack. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who tachyed our people. >> reporter: -- who attacked our people. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton said ambassador stevens risked his life to help build a letter bib ya and that libyans he
. with the veryive latest. this hour there is cairo where are trying to push u.s. embassy. meanwhile marines and warships heading toward libya in the of these killings. the attack tuesday night at the u.s. consulate in libya involved 20 well armed men who overwhelmed security forces. believed a fire the death ofo -- diplomatsf including chris stevens. nevada, president obama praised those who .acrificed their lives >> we want to send a message around the world, anybody who do us harm, no acts of will dim the light of the values we proudly shine on the the world and no act of violence will shake the resolve states of america. >> paul ryan tonight in ohio. our hearts are heavy and thoughts and prayers go with today.tims to pray for them when we get home. some suggest the attack was related to a video, others say executed possibly by al qaeda. riot police are keeping as far as they can from the u.s. embassy in cairo. there are reports of protesters slogans.anti-american >> there are reports of injuries to clashes near the u.s. embassy. >> we have more details for you on ambassador christopher s
>>> that's it for us. thank you for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> u.s. diplomatic compounds targeted in two muslim countries. a state department worker killed. the u.s. flag torn down. >>> no deal in chicago. striking teachers and a school board still miles apart in talks leaving kids out of school now for a third day. >>> and the wait is almost over. apple is just hours away from unveiling the new iphone 5. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christie romans in this morning. >> we are happy to have you. i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. we begin with the attacks against two u.s. diplomatic compounds overseas. first libya where militants staged a protest outside the u.s. consulate in ben za lee leading to clashes with security forces and the death of a security department officer. >>> the other powder keg is in cairo where several men managed to scale the walls of the u.s. embassy. take a look at this. they tore down all the american flags. ian lee is live from cairo this morning. i want to start with what has caused all t
attack that killed a u.s. ambassador. good afternoon everyone. >> president obama promised justice after the attack that claimed a lives of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, now embassies in seven countries in the middle east and africa on high alert. today they set fire to the u.s. consulate as part of a wave of violent demonstrations over a new film the protesters say insults the prophet mohammad. stevens and a group of embassy employees had actually gone there to try and evacuate its staff during the attack. >> in while youtube has blocked the controversial video that sparked the attacks from showing in egypt. we start with danielle nottingham with more on the international fallout from the state department. >> u.s. officials are investigating whether this was a planned attack. right now the state department has ordered on on the emergency personnel out of libya and the state department is warning u.s. citizens not to travel there. chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack. u.s. officials confirm stevens, shau
way to a safer venue after protesters attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi and opened fire. the violence in protest to that amateur online film produced in the u.s. that offended millions and millions of muslims. first, we want to bring in elise labott. she has known ambassador stevens for ten years. she works at the state department for us. elise this is a tragedy for the entire diplomatic community this morning. >> yes, yes. john, this is a terrible day for the state department. everyone is going to be in mourning today. it's not just the fact that chris stevens was such a popular figure of the state department. really, one of the cream of the crop of the u.s. foreign service. but it's been many years since someone of this level has been killed in an attack like this. so i think there's going to be a lot of shockwaves through the state department. after all the u.s. has done for the libyans. using force to get rid of moammar gadhafi, to help libya stand up as it moved towards elections, as it tries to start anew. i think there's going to be a lot of gut checking right now
to recruit diplomats on the uc berkeley campus. he met with stevens just before he left the u.s. for his new job as ambassador to libya. >> i was struck by the fact that he was eager to go. he was earnest. i think he was looking forward to his first ambassadorship. >> reporter: george served with stevens in the peace corps in the '80s. he taught english to kids in a small moroccan town and he says even back then, stevens dreamed of becoming an ambassador. >> he just fell in love with morocco and that part of the world. it was the shark that shaped the rest of his career. >> reporter: the east bay native studied law at uc hastings in san francisco. >> he would pop in my office if he was in town. levine says he's not at all surprised stevens gave his life trying to save others. >> he could have literally sent in the marines. there's a battalion there protecting the embassy. he didn't do that. he wanted to be there and take his people and get them back to safety. he knew he was taking a risk. he did it any way. what more do you need to know? >> he epitomized tolerance, understanding and respect
of the state department. really, one of the cream of the crop of the u.s. foreign service. but it's been many years since someone of this level has been killed in an attack like this. so i think there's going to be a lot of shockwaves through the state department. after all the u.s. has done for the libyans. using force to get rid of moammar gadhafi, to help libya stand up as it moved towards elections, as it tries to start anew. i think there's going to be a lot of gut checking right now about how the u.s. wants to proceed. not just with libya. but with a lot of countries in the middle east. i mean if you look at the islamic wave that has swept the middle east in terms of these revolutions, the u.s. was very apprehensive, that we are going to support democratic movements. but they also said, secretary clinton has also said that an election does not a democracy make. and so these countries are not going to necessarily hold up to their end of the bargain. there are diplomatic conventions about protecting u.s. facilities. about holding to democratic values. and you saw some statements coming ou
that libya that killed the u.s. ambassador there according to libyan officials. three other staffers, also americans, were killed. ambassador christopher stevens died of smoke inhalation after the consulate attack. stevens had only been served since may in libya. >>> this morning's attack comes after armed protesters attacked the consulate last night. >> in egypt, thousands ever pro terses stormed the american embassy and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected b
. >>> protests erupting overnight and with friday prayers ending in just one hour u.s. embassies around the world are bracing for more. overnight, the anger and defiance that started wednesday over an anti-muslim movie made in the u.s. spreading to 11 countries from egypt to as far west as morocco and as far east as india. the worst of it in yemen, where at least five yemenis were killed as hundreds of protesters stormed the american embassy in sanaa. cars and bottles smashed, water cannons brought out to control this crowd. in egypt, where the violence first erupted three days ago, more clashes. protesters setting fires and the egyptian military deploying tanks to keep things calm. and in libya news overnight that four people arrested in the murder of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this morning, we're learning of the identities of the other two americans killed in that attack, glen doherty and tyrone woods, former navy s.e.a.l.s who were acting as security. >> meantime this morning, more u.s. firepower has arrived, the president vowing all ne
at the u.s. embassy in cairo, all prompted by an anti-muslim film made in america. >> reporter: here demonstrators rose up. they were agitated. they were infuriated that an internet video had been posted online, even though it had been posted online some time ago, ridiculing islam, ridiculing its prophet muhammad. those demonstrators went to the u.s. embassy. they scaled a wall. they pulled down a flag. they didn't hurt anybody inside. in benghazi, the more we learn about it, the less like that it seemed. it was a commando-style raid in benghazi where militants may have been angry about this same video, but they clearly moved in with a military-style tactic. they had rpgs. the attack on the consulate was carried thought two waves. that's the kind of thing in benghazi that is carried out by a militant group, by a terrorist group, by al qaeda potentially. and u.s. officials are looking into that right now. also wondering was it just a coincidence that the u.s. ambassador, who is normally based in tripoli, happened to be in benghazi at the very time of the attack. so a lot of questions.
wire to reach the embassy there. they're calling for the expull shon of the ambassador and other u.s. diplomats. u.s. and israeli flags were burned during gauze wra city. we've been telling you these protests were triggered by a low budget movie ridiculing the prophet muhammad. >>> this hour we are watching several countries where active anti-american and anti-western protests are raging. some of the them out of control. >>> this is sudan that you are watching. embassy row in the capital. furious protesters got into the compound of the german embassy. they set fires and tried to smash windows. police managed to break up the riot with tear gas. >>> cairo today saw the fourth straight day of angry mobs fighting against riot police against the american embassy, and in a city's center tahrir square. anything american, government buildings, anything are the target of anger and attacks today. you are about to find out where and where else. let's get straight to it. we go straight to tunisia in northern africa. protesters have breached the u.s. embassy in the capital. they pulled down the u
's no doubt this is genuine fury. a protestors the u.s. embassy even tore down the stars and stripes and which the fundamentalist fundamentalist flag carrier across the muslim world the anchor is fuelled a destructive frenzy this week carried a winter snow and see the pops one for american symbols. in tripoli in lebanon poughkeepsie and a hardee's restaurant was torched. and a highly respected school was overrun and looted. but really it was a clumsy u.s.-made film that cost all of this? in fact the editor of egypt's newspaper the real roots lie much deeper. >>> i think american foreign policy for a long long time. it was doing a lot of harm >>> america long supported the rights of despised present was toppled by a popular uprising just last year. we're speaking about a long history of mistrust and defined this way whatever the reason is >>> especially in poor muslim countries were at the face chronic injustice and corruption. and in cairo this week, the protesters did not actually reached the embassy but did did invade the grounds before the riot police drove them back with tear gas took the
that killed four americans including the top u.s. diplomat in libya was planned in advance. we're also talking with the people behind the controversial anti-muslim film igniting protests that the attackers may have used for cover. we're also watching an important political dimension to this story. mitt romney's immediate criticism of president obama's international policies. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> dramatic developments unfolding. let's begin with some important new developments in the attacks on u.s. facilities in both cairo, egypt. and benghazi, libya. u.s. sources now tell cnn the attack in benghazi was actually planned in advance and the perpetrators used a protest outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our pentagon corres
spontaneous violence? why the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya -- on the consulate in libya may be the work of terrorists. >> welcome to news4 today. we're going to take a live look outside right now. at 5:00 a.m., 64 degrees out there. continued, wonderful, fabulous, spectacular weather in the nation's capital. this is as good as it gets. >> all those adjectives absolutely worked, tom kierein, don't you think? >> i am out of words. i am speechless. it's been so gorgeous. and it continues. and here this morning, not quite as dry as it has been the last couple of mornings. a little bit of patchy fog in some of the rural areas, but we have another clear sky, the autumn constellations are up. jupiter, that's a bright spot on the southern sky. venus rising with a thin crescent moon. we have a little bit of fog in some of the rural areas because it has turned a little more humid, but it's cool again. most of these areas, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by
as protesters continue to clash with police/video just in from cairo, ediplomat near the u.s. embassy. the u.s. is sending two warships in to libya in response to the attacks that killed a bay area u.s. diplomat along with three others. among the dead, ambassador christopher stevens. he went to high school and college in the bay area and was appointed to that post in libya within the last few months. heather ishimaru with a look at steven's life. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: chris stevens made this video to introduce himself to the people of libya. friends and family described him as a natural diplomat. a dream ambassador, knowledgeable, experienced and quietly unpreten showers. >> the world needs more of these guys not fewer and i think it is why he was so good at his job because he was always trying to find ways to find common ground between people. >> this was something completely unexpected considering how well liked the a.m. was door -- ambassador was in libya and how effective he had been. >> he was fluent in arabic. >> one of the thi
. a would-be terrorist hoping to attack popular sites across one major u.s. city. and troops in afghanistan. defenseless against a murderer in disguise. assassins. dressed as allies. it is happening again. nato troops gunned down by a terrorist wearing an afghan police uniform are. the latest green on blue attack follows that deadly ambush on our premier u.s. marine base. with new word now directly from the taliban their target is one of the most famous people in uniform. >> also, our military and the fbi now on the hunt in libya for the killers of those four americans who died in our consultate. tonight, al-qaeda praising the death of u.s. ambassador are chris stevens and in citing others to go after troops. we witness the latest efforts to protect americans under threat. >> we begin with a fox you bent. urgent. brand new details on the surprise attack in afghanistan that killed two u.s. marines yesterday. here is what is key. and you will notice the trend here. we are now learning about 15 taliban insurgents stormed that base wearing u.s. army uniforms. at the post our marines share with
. apologize for what had happened to the u.s. consulate, the death of the american citizens including ambassador stevens. they say that this is not representative of the sentiments, the libyan people in a whole in general have for the united states and the people. there's gratitude for what the united states did for the libyan people last year. and it's the role it played through nato in supporting the libyan revolution and ousting libyan dictator moammar gadhafi. we are hearing from the top officials of libyan government, holding a news conference earlier condemning the attacks and vowing to bring those responsibly for the attack to justice hinting that this was carried out suspected by islamist radical groups that operate in eastern libya. the speaker of the libyan parliament, the general national congress, saying that there are all indications that this was origin orchestrated around the september 11th anniversary and libya rejects the use of the land for what he described as revenge attacks. reassuring the united states and the international community that they are working to secu
who died in libya. u.s. ambassador chris stevens, shawn smith and former navy seal glenn doherty all killed. another former seal tyrone woods was the fourth person who died. >> lybian official says there were 2 attack. first by a group that set the consulate on fire then a second attack on convoy carrying stevens, doherty an woods to safety. lybian government says it's already made some arrests. >> thinks what is left of the u.s. consulate, charred, ransacked, abandoned after the u.s. ambassador and 3 others were killed here. today the lybian government announced it hazard several of the militant it believes were responsible for tuesday late night assault. >> this is first time ambassador lost in more than 30 years. >>reporter: peter bart is a united nations mediator and visiting berkeley scholar. he and steve hence a friendship that spanned more than a decade. you knew the compound. was the compound secure. >> at the time that i knew that compound back in 2011 the security arrangement seemed to be fine. clearly circumstances have changed. >>reporter: stevens was raised in p
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